Saturday, November 28, 2009

Escape of the Toddler

Jane has figured out how to escape her sleeping prison. Not that she doesn’t like it in there, it’s just that she doesn’t like to wait for us to come get her anymore. I’m actually surprised she braved the escape at all. She is not one of those monkey type toddlers. She is pretty cautious and doesn’t climb crazy things. This week though has been a growth week for her. She climbed the drawers in the bathroom to get up on the counter and also realized that she can climb out of bed all by herself. It’s more my fault than hers. During one of her naps this week, she was yelling to get up (“I wanna wake up mommy!”) and I didn’t feel like rushing in to get her. So I yelled, “Just climb out!”, while lying on the couch (I am 8 ½ months pregnant – no judging please). Next thing I know she opens her door and runs out, “I did it!”. So, now my fear is that she will never sleep again and will escape in the middle of the night. Oh no, my friends, she is well trained. I forgot how much she loves to sleep (like her mommy). She goes down when we ask her and now each morning wakes up at about 7:45 am and runs into our room to declare she wants some milk. Seems rough for us (I hear many of you scoffing) since she used to sleep until 8 or 8:30 am, but it could be worse. Hopefully she won’t wake the coming-soon baby each morning. We’ll have to work on that. I’m debating over teaching her how to open the fridge to get a sippy of milk by herself each morning…hmmm.

11/29 Update:
Jane snuck out of her bed during nap time today. I only knew because I heard her grabbing a balloon that she was playing with. Scott went right in and put her in her bed and she was MAD. But after about 20 minutes she fell asleep and stayed put for a full nap.

Lately, every time she yawns she immediately follows up with, "I'm not sleepy, I wanna wake up." Just in case we were thinking about putting her in bed I guess. She's good at covering her bases.
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